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Our chef Frederic was very knowledgeable, helpful and an incredible host. We had a fun filled afternoon. I would do this again!!! Thanks Frederic for the fabulous memories!
Great class. Chef Dominique Dury was fantastic, and very well prepared for our class. The only draw back was the lack of A/C in the apartment, as it happened to be a very hot/humid afternoon in Paris.
Great experience!!! Never knew they took soooo long to make!!
This was a very interesting and unusual thing to do! We went to a french chef's personal apartment where she had everything waiting and ready for us to bake. We made two varieties of macaroons (raspberry and milk chocolate and coconut). We were a small group, just four of us. It took about 3 hours, and Marthe was great. We each left with about 15 macaroons each in a box to take with us. Fun and unusual experience!
Chef Dominique was awesome! Our macaroons were absolutely delicious!!!!! My only recommendation is that having an experience like this in someone's home is a bit awkward at first. Maybe provide background music or offer a glass of champagne to start the event so everyone can loosen up. Without this, after about 30 minutes, we were all chit-chatting and making macaroons. A little levity in the very beginning would be great, though. :)
Learning how to make macaroons in Paris at a Parisians home kitchen was one of the highlights of my Europe holiday. Our host/ chef/ teacher welcomed us into his home and we felt at ease and had lots of fun. I recommend this tour to anybody who enjoys cooking or eating these sweet treats.
Chef Fred is a wonderful teacher! We had a great hands on cooking experience and the macaroons were delicious! Great time...Highly recommend!!
We had a ton of fun at this class. The chef was engaging and funny and welcome us into his home. He took the time to explain the eccentricities of the process while still staying on track. We each got to take home a box of our macaroons at the end of it and they looked very professional. Having the class in the chef's apartment was much better than some cooking school.
A good tip we were given, if you can, let the macaroons sit in the fridge for a day and then take them out an hour before you eat them. So good!
This was definitely a highlight of the week. Chef Frederic was wonderful - and provided us with such a fun and interesting afternoon. The macaroons we made tasted so much better than any we bought all week. We can't wait to try this at home! :)
Our experience was exceptional, rewarding and memorable. After a minor problem with our booking address, the staff ensured we received value for money. Bon Appétit and a big thank you to our chef - Frederic! Our next challenge will be to repeat the recipe at home.
Chris and Sue - Australia
This was a highlight of our trip! We had been buying macaroons all over Paris, and found them to be pricey for such a little treat. Then we saw how much went into making the perfect macaroon. It's not that it is difficult or that it has crazy ingredients - there are just alot of steps in the process to make them turn out perfect. We now appreciate the price! We took home about $50.00 worth of homemade macaroons - and didn't share with anyone!
This class was fabulous! My macarons almost looked as good as La Duree's. I was especially grateful to have a viator representative stay on the phone with me and give me walking directions as I found myself slightly, well maybe more than slightly, lost. Thanks!
What a great experience! I LOVED it! It takes place in an old Parisian apartment. We were three to attend the class. Marthe has absolutely everything to cook properly and about 250 cooking books! We made raspberry macaroons and milk chocolate and coconut macaroons. Marthe shown us and then it was our turn. I didn't feel so confident at the beginning but with all her advices and great tips I managed it pretty well - Macaroons looked amazing! I had such great time learning how to make them. It is definitely a great tour to do while in Paris as it is So French! I am going to make macaroons for my friends and I hope they will look as good as those ones do!